Madhab Choudhury College, Barpeta, the fourth oldest college in undivided Assam, was established in the year 1939, when the entire India rose up vigorously against the colonial rule. The inception of this college was a manifestation of an aspiration of a few visionaries who, imbued with the ideals of the freedom struggle, desired to contribute to building a vibrant, resurgent, progressive and enlightened India, and with modern, liberal, secular and scientific education in this part of the country. Smt. Jibanlata Choudhury, a philanthropic lady of Barpeta, came forward to help them reach their goal, and generously donated Rupees ten thousand to begin the process of establishment of this college. The untiring efforts of its founders along with public donations added to it made this pioneering academic institution in the North East India take its complete shape, and finally this college, bearing the name of the husband of this generous lady, was inaugurated by Loka Priya Gopinath Bordoloi, Prime Minister of the Assam as he was then called, on the 14 th of July, 1939.